User Review: CamelBak Omega Reservoir
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $25
Room for improvement.
- Effective bite valve
- Easy to clean
- Lifetime warranty
- Weak hanging hook
I picked up Camelbak's 3 liter reservoir hoping to save some weight over Nalgene bottles and to hydrate on the go. I like the 3 liter size because it offers the most versatility. You can completely fill it to 3 liters if water is scarce, or just 1 or 2 liters if water is abundant.
The bite valve works like a champ. I never noticed water spilled. It's got great delivery. The main opening never leaked either. It is possible to overtighten the main lid, making it difficult to open.
With all pack reservoirs, refilling can be a pain unless your filter has a refill valve. That's just a symptom of pack reservoirs. Accept it.
My one main gripe is that the hanging hook is poorly designed. Under the weight of 3 liters of water that little plastic hook gave way, the reservoir fell, and worked its way to the bottom of my pack. Camelbak claims they have a lifetime warrany, but I have not yet pursued this.
The bladder itself, seems very durable. No complaints there.